Hontoon Island: Take a Break and Explore “Real” Florida

Hontoon Island State Park—all 1,650 acres of it—lies in the middle of the beautiful St. Johns River, which flows from the teeming marshes west of Vero Beach to where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville.  The St. Johns has been designated an American Heritage River.  It is Florida’s longest river. Hontoon Island is […]

Ichetucknee Springs

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is in north central Florida, about 40 miles north of Gainesville (home of the University of Florida and the Gators) and five miles north of Fort White, a little town that experienced a mini-boom once Ichetucknee went from a secret natural wonder on an unpaved, unmarked road on private property to a […]